About this project
What Is FollowGrams?
FollowGrams is the only smart projector that magically teaches kids how to draw, just like a professional sketch artist! In addition, kids can learn how to write letters and numbers too!
The first thing we worked on is connecting the projector to our app. It works with any smart device (via Bluetooth connection) which allows a child to take a picture of anything and then turn that picture into a traceable image.
The child can take a picture of ANYTHING or ANYONE, apply any of several filters available in the app, and FollowGrams will project the desired image onto paper.
The budding artist will trace and draw a masterpiece!
Then we remembered how we learned to draw from the old sketch books back in the 70’s and 80’s. We thought, “why not allow kids to learn from the same STEP-BY-STEP experience?” But we infused the process with a little techie update to bring it closer to 2020 by equipping the projector with an internal micro-SD card. All those Step-by-Step images are now digitally available on a memory card!
Kids can control which drawing they wish to draw by using the simplified control located in the front of the projector.
* The "Home" button takes you back to the 1st step and 1st drawing in the content card.
In the future we plan to add content card expansions that will contain various educational content, such as: spelling, programming basics, advanced drawings and more educational games.
In The News
An easy and fun introduction to drawing. Just dim the lights, switch on the projector, place a blank page and trace away!
Please note: Batteries are not included.
Flycatcher, a tech toy company that was founded in 2013 in New York, is on a mission to help parents promote their child's learning skills by developing toys that bridge the gap between real-life and the digital space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the age range?
A: We recommend FollowGrams for ages 5 and up
Q: Does it come with batteries?
A: No. Batteries are not included.
Q: What is the size of the FollowGrams projector?
A: The projector is 27 cm (10.6 inches) high and 20 cm (7.9 inches) wide.
Q: How does FollowGrams connect to my app?
A: The App can connect to the smart projector via Low-Energy Bluetooth which is safe for kids. We don’t use Wi-Fi.
Q: Is the App free?
A: Yes, the app is free. However, you will need a projector to connect to the App.
Q: What languages are supported?
A: The projector interface does not have any text so every child can use it. The app will initially come in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
Q: Is FollowGrams safe?
A: Yes. The projector is safe to use chemically, electrically and physically.
Q: Do I need to know how to draw in order to use the product?
A: No. FollowGrams is easy to use and educational for all ages.
Q: Does the App work for Android, iPhone and Amazon devices?
A: Yes, the app will work for all these platforms.
Q: Does the projector need to always be paired with the app?
A: We've made FollowGrams so that it can store all the content on a micro SD card. Kids can learn to draw without the need to constantly pair the device.
Q: Can you ship to different countries?
A: We will ship worldwide, with the exception of Republic of South Sudan, Netherlands Antilles, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn Islands, Fiji, Saint Helena, Réunion, Western Sahara, Sao Tome and Principe, Archipelago of the Azores, Madeira, Faroe Islands, Eritrea and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees, and taxes applicable in your region.
Q: How long is the warranty?
A: Currently, we don’t plan to offer a warranty on the projector. However, we will support our backers going forward and make sure everyone is satisfied with the product and the end result.
Risks and challenges
We have an extremely experienced team that has delivered both physical and digital products, large and small. This experience will help us identify potential issues we face early and apply the appropriate recourse.
However, as with any product that involves complex manufacturing, production delays could become an issue. We will focus on keeping our supporters always informed and mitigating any potential delays.
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